The '''American Institute of Architects''' ('''AIA''') is a professional organization for architect
s in the United States
. Headquartered in Washington, D.C.
, the AIA offers education, government advocacy, community redevelopment, and public outreach to support the architecture
profession and improve its public image, including through public tours, such as the AIA Los Angeles chapter's Home Tour featuring residences designed by David Randall Hertz
in Venice, California
and others. The AIA also works with other members of the design and construction team to help coordinate the building industry.
The AIA is currently headed by Robert Ivy, FAIA as CEO and Elizabeth Chu Richter
, FAIA as AIA President.
file:Octagon house.jpg|250px|right|thumb|The Octagon House